The Turk doesn't like to announce "cornerstone" players either. He has issues.
We've heard that cliche that the NFL stands for "Not For Long". Good players has to prove themselves every year. Once they get hit free agency they'll get overpaid by someone (if they are still good). And once they've reached the expensive part of their contract they either restructure or get cut. Yep, N.F.L.
Armando Salguero wrote:
New Dolphins coach Brian Flores doesn’t love the idea of his team announcing cornerstone players. Oh, the team might have cornerstones but Flores doesn’t love the idea of saying so.
So ask him about left tackle Laremy Tunsil, who seems to be an excellent candidate for cornerstone status, and Flores treads carefully.
“I think I’m measured when I talk about everyone,” the coach said. “It’s not specific to Laremy. He’s a really good player. I’m looking forward to working with him. I try not to put labels on players. That’s where I’m at with him. That’s where I’m at with everyone.”
Regardless, Tunsil is headed to cornerstone status. He’s young. He’s very good. And he plays a premium position.
Despite Tunsil’s contract status, which only stretches his time in Miami to the end of 2020, it’s logical to believe he will be a Dolphin for many years. And that makes him unique because he’s probably the only player on offense with that certainty.
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